Sister Parks in Mexico
Several National Park Service sites have established "sister park" relationships with national parks in other countries. These partnerships increase information sharing and direct park-to-park contacts, primarily through the use of improved telecommunications technologies. Coronado National Memorial has two sister parks in Mexico. Beginning in October of 1996, Ajos-Bavispe National Forest Reserve and Wildlife Refuge, Chiricahua National Monument, and Coronado National Memorial initiated a partnership effort to promote the sharing of information and expertise along the México-United States border. The goal of this partnership is to strengthen the management of ecosystems across the Arizona-Sonora border for the common goal of enhancing conservation of similar natural and cultural resources. In 2003, El Chico National Park, located in the state of Hidalgo, became our newest sister park. The following broad goals describe our vision for these sister park relationships:
Did You Know?
The Coati (Chulo in Spanish) is a member of the same family as the raccoon. Rare in the U.S., coatis can be found at Coronado National Memorial in southeastern Arizona. The coati is one of the few communal carnivores in the United States.